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Our Lord in the Attic

Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, Amsterdam 1012 GE, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020-6246604
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Ranked #9 of 298 attractions in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum (also called Our Lord in the Attic Chapel) is housed in a charming canal house with 17th-century period rooms and, as a surprise to many... more » Owner description: This museum (also called Our Lord in the Attic Chapel) is housed in a charming canal house with 17th-century period rooms and, as a surprise to many visitors, a clandestine church in the attic, which was used by the Roman Catholics who were not allowed to worship publicly after 1578. « less
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We decided to go through this museum for something to do. It was way better than we expected. The way that an entire church was constructed into the attic of these houses is itself incredible. The preservation and history is very well presented and the free audio that comes with your admission tells either a brief or more detailed story... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very interesting house with the stunningly simple but amazingly large church on the upper floors. Unexpected in the marvelously tawdry Red Light District. It's one of those memorable places that blends location, history and surprise all in one.

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london
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very interesting canal house with a church above! The building is undergoing some renovation,but the church is amazing.wer We did have trouble finding this attraction,the hotel directed us incorrectly and locals were not much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Easy to find, free with I Amsterdam card, easy to use audio device. Beautifully restored, interesting and not crowded. Alyse

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Los Angeles, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This building was worth visiting, but it was a little difficult to find. The history of the church is amazing and makes us appreciate more the beauty of it. This hidden church is a must visit for Catholics visiting Amsterdam.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We found this museum very interesting from a historical point of view (religious persecution of Catholics) as well as fascinating from an architectural aspect. There are a lot of steep stairs and the audio tour is a bit lacking in directions as to how you should proceed but it doesn't take anything away from the experience. Give yourself about an... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This is a very interesting house, church and museum all in one. It doesn't take very long to go through and the story behind it is fascinating. It offers a very good insight into Amsterdam's history. Well worth a visit. It is included on the iAmsterdam City Card.

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Praia da Vitoria, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I enjoyed a lot visiting this place. The audio tour is mandatory cause it gives you a lot of info not displayed. Even if you're not catholic or into religions, go for it. Its worthy to see. Its a masterwork of architectonics and a piece of Amsterdam's history that you cant put aside.

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Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was a bit meh about visiting this but it was free with the IAmsterdam card and we were close by so I said what the hell. I have to say I was surprised. We got headphones and a device that when you scanned it in each room it would tell you information about it. The highlight was seeing the... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I wanted to visit here after seeing a documentary once, and enjoyed it very much. It was worth the visit at 8euro, the audio guide was very informative. The church itself is not very big, but it holds a valuable part in religion and history and I'm glad it has been opened up for all to experience and enjoy.

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